The Start Speaking Training Center, LLC, Communication Consultant, Sun City Center, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

WHAT IS THE PRO90D SMOOTH SPEECH SYSTEM?

The Pro90d Smooth Speech System is a complete training process designed to help you smoothly, clearly and confidently say what you want, when you want, the way you want. 

How we accomplish this is by:

  • Providing you a systematic process for creating a brand new smooth speaking style.
  • Helping you address, diminish or eliminate both the psychological and physiological affects of disfluent speech.

This system is delivered through the following three components: 

  1. Video and audio training.
  2. Live (video conferencing) troubleshooting sessions designed to help you pinpoint areas that may be slowing you down or preventing you from transforming your speech.
  3. Live practice opportunities designed to help you implement your new mindset and speaking style in real life and high pressure situations such as meetings, telephone calls, conversations with people in authority, etc. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO WORK?

This is a great question, and the answer is, it depends on the severity of the speech and how much time and effort you devote to the process. On average I see people begin to experience noticable changes in their confidence and speech in 1-2 weeks. By week 3 we see more consistent changes.

Between weeks 6 and 8 we see dramatic changes from when the person first started. Furthermore, these changes continue to increase as long as the client continues to get out and speak, just like one would experience in mastering a new language. The more you use it, the more fluent you become.

Studies show that it can take as little as 18 days to form a new simple habit pattern.  The average time is 66 days and could take 254 days or longer for more complex habit patterns. Remember, these times are for making the new pattern automatic (when one reaches automaticity) where one doesn’t have to think about it anymore. 

However, as I mentioned above, we see our clients form new thinking and speaking patterns (a repeated or regular way in which something is done) in as little as 3 weeks.  To make these patterns habitual, you should expect it to take several months of consistent usage. 

HOW, EXACTLY, WILL THIS HELP YOU?

The Ultimate Smooth Speech System will help you: 

  • Feel more confident about speaking with others.
  • Get started speaking easier.
  • Feel more relaxed, calm and at ease while you speak.
  • Stop thinking about speaking, and just start communicating your thoughts, ideas and message.
  • Speak using a smooth and powerful rhythm that people enjoy listening to.
  • Make more powerful, captivating and persuasive presentations.
  • Help you give smoother and more confident interviews and presentations, getting your the jobs you want and respect your deserve. 

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?

The Pro90d Smooth Speech System is designed for professionals who are ready to commit and invest a reasonable amount of time and money into taking their speech to the next level. 

This system is not designed for people who want a quick cure or fix, tricks and tips, or a bandaid solution. 

We have also found that this approach works best for people who have a strong desire to become an excellent speaker rather than just overcoming disfluent (stuttering - stammering) speech and or speaking anxiety. 

Therefore, the Pro90d Smooth Speech System is perfect for you IF you:

  • Have a difficult time saying exactly what you want to say, when you want to say it.
  • Often (or always) speak too fast.
  • Often feel rushed (like you want to just hurry up and get it out now) when you speak.
  • Struggle with situational stutter (you don’t always stutter, just in certain situations or around certain people at certain times.
  • Often run out of air while speaking.
  • Have a hard time getting started speaking.
  • Otherwise stammer or stutter.

HOW DOES THE THE PRO90D SMOOTH SPEECH SYSTEM WORK?

This system works by: 

  • Providing you with a model to pattern your speech after.  This is the most natural and fastest way to learn.
  • Giving you a daily routine to follow where you systematically change your mindset and style of speaking. 
  • Presenting you with virtual opportunities to practice and use what you’ve learned under pressure. 
  • Encouraging you to create or take advantage of as many speaking opportunities as possible so that you’re able to speak well under any circumstance and in any situation. 
  • Giving you the thinking and speaking tools you need to become a confident and superior communicator. 

You will have: 

  1. Access to a series of videos and audios that you will listen to or watch on a daily basis. 
  2. Practice exercises to do on a daily basis.  
  3. Access to a community of other professionals with whom you can practice and share successes for maximum encouragement. 
  4. Access to live troubleshooting sessions designed to help you remove roadblocks or bottlenecks you may experience during this journey. 

WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THIS SYSTEM?

This system is based on the following five (5) bodies of knowledge: 

  1. Neuroscience
  2. Habit Formation
  3. Observational Learning
  4. Client Experience 
  5. Personal Experience

Neuroscience

To learn more about the science, check out this video, “How to Retrain Your Brain – The Science”

Here’s a synopsis of what you’ll learn. . .Your brain can be changed.  With focused and consistent conscious effort you can form or strengthen neural pathways that reflect new ways of thinking and behaving.  This means you can train yourself to feel more calm, calm and confident.  You can learn to speak more smoothly and clearly.  

Habit Formation

Speaking well is both a way of thinking and speaking.  That is, by repeating certain thoughts and patterns of speech over and over in different situations you can forge a new mindset and set of beliefs about yourself and your ability to speak well.  You can also develop a smoother and clearer way of speaking that becomes completely natural and automatic for you.  

Observational Learning

Speaking well is a learned behavior.  In fact, you learned to speak your first language by modeling those around you.  It was natural and you didn’t have to be taught to model, you just did it automatically.  In much the same way you can use modeling to learn to speak exceptionally well. 

In fact, virtually all great speakers and performers in every area of life had one or more models.  Believe it or not, modeling is the fastest and easiest way to learn to speak smoothly, clearly and confidently.  If you deliberately and consistently observe someone else performing something you want to do, then you can do it too.  Exceptions to this would be physical limitations or massive brain damage. 

Client Experience

Science and theory are great.  But actual client experience is even better.  We are constantly learning from people just like you what works and what doesn’t.  We take this learning and roll it back into our program to make it better and better on a regular basis.    

You know this system works, because people like you have tested and proven it in their own real life experiences.  

Personal Experience

Because I personally stuttered and struggled with my speech I know what it feels like to feel limited, trapped and unable to say what I wanted, when I wanted, the way I wanted.  I know what it’s like to not be able to get air to start speaking.  I know what it’s like to avoid opportunities because of the fear of or anticipation of being disfluent.  

But, the awesome news is that I also know what it’s like to break free of that and be able to express myself in way that has transformed my speech into one of my greatest assets.  

Therefore, as a person who has struggled with this for much of my life I am able to provide a unique perspective, deep insight and understanding into how you too can move your speech from a liability to one of your greatest assets.  

IS THERE COACHING INCLUDED?

Coaching is included or available in the following two formats: 

Format #1. Private 1:1 Coaching

Our one-on-one private sessions are  scheduled according to the program you pick.  

These sessions will give you an opportunity to:

  1. Practice
  2. Be evaluated and receive feedback from Michael
  3. Get your questions answered

They will also give you an opportunity to practice both conversations and presentations.  

Note: We’ve found that people who avoid speaking situations don't do as well or progress as quickly as those who challenge themselves to do so, especially. 

Format #2.  Self-Study

The Self-Study option is a great first place to start if you are unfamiliar with the Pro90d Smooth Speech Approach.  However, please understand that people who choose the self-study option can take up to 10x longer to see the same progress as someone working with me one-on-one. 

IS THERE A GUARANTEE?

We can only guarantee that the system works.  However, we cannot guarantee that you will do the work.  We have done and will continue to do everything humanly possible to make this process easy-to-follow as possible.  The one thing we cannot do is make you committed.  

This process can be compared to mastering a second language.  If you really wanted to, you could learn and become very fluent in a second language (barring serious brain injury) couldn’t you? You would have to learn and use the new language on regular basis; and if you wanted to accelerate the process, completely immerse yourself, right? 

On the other hand, if you didn’t study, learn or consistently practice both in private and public the new language, you probably would not master it.  

Learning to speak smoothly, clearly and confidently follows the same principles.  You are virtually guaranteed to get pretty amazing results if you trust the process and put the time and effort in.  

To minimize your risk we purposely provide tons of free, high quality resources for you try.  You’ll be able to determine if this approach will work for you before you ever make single purchase.  In fact, we prefer that you try before you buy so that once you do invest in your speech you’ll feel extremely confident that the Ultimate Smooth Speech System is the perfect approach to help you achieve the results you desire. 

If you consistently do the work, you may expect similar results as these two students: 

Hello once again everyone. I am really enjoying a lot crossing this path which leads to success. One thing that I have maintained since the start of this course is consistency. There has not even been a single day where I missed to watch Mr Michael’s video or listen to the audio. I am taking small steps each day as I know changing your brain patterns obviously takes some time.

As I continue to model Mr Michael and follow all the techniques and strategies, I am experiencing successes. Now our relatives are having more and more social gatherings and I am participating in more and more conversations and I am being able to convey my messages quite fluently. I have improved a lot in my tele phone conversations and practice reading/presenting everyday.

All these steps are moving me ahead. As I now see myself as an awesome communicator. My confidence level and speech fluency have really improved a lot. I really feel happy continuing to work through this course as even Socrates says, “There is no path to happiness, the path is happiness.” 

—F.M.

Hello Michael Williams, A couple of years ago (I don’t remember exactly how many, maybe 5 or 6) you changed my life. You freed me from stuttering and helped me overcome some of the most daunting fears of my childhood. I am writing this message which is long overdue, to say thank you for everything.  I took the time to watch every single one of them and took even more time practicing. the idea of erasing or reformatting the “disk” and replacing new information on it was very powerful to me, and I have used it in other parts of my life as well.

I also remember the power of positive affirmations and how much of an effect that can have on your mentality. I just wish you the best of luck with your life, and I hope you continue to help people who have this problem. God bless you.

–Youtube subscriber

HOW MUCH IS IT?

You can find the pricing and additional details for each of our programs by visiting the links below: 

HOW DO YOU ENROLL?

It's simple: 

1. For private coaching you and I will need to have a conversation via Zoom.us video conference where we'll discuss your current speech, your goals and a plan to help you achieve your goals.  You can book your conversation with me here.

2. To enroll into the self-study, simply follow this link and get started immediately.